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Andrea Spalding 2-Book Bundle

Finders Keepers / An Island of My Own

by (author) Andrea Spalding

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2015
Category
General, General, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459735897
    Publish Date
    Dec 2015
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Presenting a special 2-book bundle of Andrea Spalding’s award-winning books for kids!

“Highly Recommended!” — CM Magazine, for An Island of My Own

“I would rate Finders Keepers a five — that’s a wow.” — Shuswap Market News, for Finder’ Keepers

Includes: 
An Island of My Own

Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted
Manitoba Young Readers’ Award — Shortlisted

Fifteen-year-old Rowan, whose parents are foreign correspondents working in Africa, finds herself beached for a summer with her cousins near Tofino, B.C. Desperate for a summer project, she camps out on a nearby island to watch an endangered group of sea otters, and stumbles across a real-estate agent whose plans threaten the animals and the whole island’s ecosystem.

Finders Keepers

Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted
Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted
Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children’s Literature — Shortlisted

While walking through a neighbourhood field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. His friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, joins him on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and a break-in at the local museum, while he and Danny learn about history and gain the self-confidence to overcome dyslexia.

About the author

Andrea Spalding is a prolific writer for children.
Born in the industrial city of Manchester England, she trained as a teacher. Then, with husband David, Andrea immigrated to Canada in 1967. After living in Alberta for 24 years, Andrea and David relocated to British Columbia and live on Pender Island, one of Canada's Southern Gulf Islands.
Canadian life proved to be rich and varied. Curiosity about her chosen country compelled Andrea to listen to other Canadian immigrants who shared tales that later became her folktale book, A World of Stories.
A love of the outdoors prompted her and David to take their family and travel quintessential Canada. They've skated on frozen lakes, worked on dinosaur digs, and panned for Yukon gold. Andrea has whale-watched on both coasts, enjoyed vineyards and theatre festivals on the Niagara Peninsula, and tapped her feet in Toronto jazz clubs. A highlight West Coast experience was assisting in the carving an Aboriginal Honour Pole with Tsimshian master carver Victor Reece. These experiences provided background for her stories.
Andrea's first children's book, The Most Beautiful Kite In The World, was selected as a Canadian Children's Book Center's "Our Choice." She has garnered awards and nominations ever since. Her fantasy novels - The Summer of Magic Quartet - are avidly read by both children and adults. Her picturebook, Secret of the Dance, is her 30th. Written with Aboriginal Elder Alfred Scow, it has gained accolades from both the aboriginal and white communities.
Andrea gives school presentations across the country, and also teaches writing workshops, and in-service presentations to teachers, librarians, and any one interested in her passion for Children's Literature.

Visit Andrea's website at www.andreaspalding.com.

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